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LOVE 'EM!! did the columbia muddy buddy a few years back and im HOOKED. im signed up for another in november, and contemplating one in october - the only thing stopping me is my bank account! its a great goal to start running. my thought, whenever im considering not going for a run, is that i already paid for this race. its going to be a waste of my time and money if im not prepared. i want to have fun, so it makes me more willing to put in the time now.

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6/17/13 2:17 P

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I think you're talking about adventure races, obstacle 5Ks, mud runs, like the Dirty Girl, Warrior Dash, Run for Your Lives, Spartan Race, Tough Mudder. I see advertisements for them all over, but I've been looking at them too, so a lot of it may be targeted advertising.

I'm hooked!!! I look for races like this all the time. I did a Dirty Girl 5K in April and it was an amazing event. I wound up walking it with a teammate who has a neurological issue (her leg went totally numb but she REALLY wanted to finish), so I was really disappointed not to challenge myself and complete it with the other girls I'd been training with, but that's not the fault of the event. It was on a motorcross course, so the terrain was fun and challenging, the obstacles were all a blast, the check-in/vendors/after-party all combined for a great atmosphere.

I'm registered for a Foamfest 5K and Mud Run in September.
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There are varying degrees of difficulty and distance. The Dirty Girl was organized so that anyone could complete it and you could go around any obstacle you didn't feel up to, but some, like the Tough Mudder, are considerably longer and have obstacles that include electric shocks! I'm definitely working up to one of the more competitive obstacle races, I'd like to complete the Tough Mudder next year for sure. If any of them sound fun to you, I think you not only could but SHOULD aspire to them. Find one that doesn't look like it will kill you, consider finding a buddy or creating a team to support each other through training and nerves and obstacles, and go for it!

Edited by: IMPETUOUS1 at: 6/17/2013 (14:18)
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Has anyone on here done one? Thinking of? Keep seeing them advertised....I used to be in the Army reserve and loved obstacle courses (were mega fun) and am turning 42 this year... wondering if it is something I could aspire to after the weight loss, and a few traditional 5ks ?

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